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How to come off Zopiclone safely - Carolyn's withdrawal success story
The idea of sleeping naturally is elusive to anyone dependent on sleeping pills. Zopiclone is habit forming even after short term use. Point of Return is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that has helped people in every state of the United States and all over the world to regain their lives from prescription dependence. Our Zopiclone At-Home Withdrawal Tapering Program combines a slow Zopclone taper with a powerful holistic approach to help minimize the sleeping pill withdrawal symptoms and promote sleep naturally. This allows you to step down gently from Zopiclone with a controlled Zopiclone withdrawal timeline under the close guidance of Our Team, Your Physician, and Pharmacist. Our Pre-taper is necessary to help provide symptom relief. You will not taper Zopiclone until you are feeling better. Our nonprofit has been helping people all over the world to receive help with how to come off Zopiclone and sleeping pill dependence safely for over 17 years. You are not alone through the process.*
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Thank you Point of Return for your never ending words of encouragement, advice, love and new found friendship.  I am forever grateful to all of you. Becky


I tapered successfully off and today I am entirely drug-free and I fall asleep every night! Bianca

Bianca - ZOPICLONE Withdrawal Timeline Success


Have you tried to stop Zopiclone only to experience a hyper awake state and extreme agitation?  It is the realization that sleep patterns seem broken without Zopiclone that prompts many to begin our in-home withdrawal program. It is possible to break the dependence to Zopiclone and regain natural sleep patterns. Zopiclone is a powerful sedative, highly addictive and must be tapered with a slow Zopiclone withdrawal timeline while calming the nervous system. Zopiclone exerts its effect on the GABA-A receptors, tens of millions GABA receptors that alter every system of the body. [1] Zopiclone loses its effect as tolerance to the sleeping pill occurs and the GABA receptors are down-regulated.  Too often people increase their dosage to achieve the same sedating qualities, then tolerance occurs yet again and sleep patterns decline. Once tolerance to the Zopiclone occurs the drug will never be as effective and its time to consider tapering of Zopiclone. Like all sleeping pills, can cause side effects and a withdrawal syndrome similar to benzodiazepines. We can teach you how to come off Zopiclone safely.[2] We have found that a slow taper through an at-home program while promoting sleep and easing anxiety naturally provides the best chance of success for recovery.  Being a sedative hypnotic, Zopiclone initially increases GABA which in turn induces sleep. As the GABA receptors are modified by Zopiclone, sleep declines and insomnia, anxiety, irritability, tremors, inner restlessness and confusion are all indications that dependence to Zopiclone has occurred.   Once the GABA receptors have been down-regulated it is essential to taper Zopiclone slowly, but we have also found that promoting sleep and easing anxiety through a powerful holistic approach has provided the best chance of success to get off Zopiclone successfully.*


Withdrawal from Zopiclone, like all sleeping pills, can cause significant withdrawal symptoms including extreme insomnia, agitation, debilitating anxiety or panic attacks, sweating, fatigue, disorientation, restlessness, cognitive dysfunction and an increase in blood pressure. [3].  Zopiclone withdrawal symptoms can intensify if the drug is reduced too rapidly or if the dosage reductions are too large.  Zopiclone withdrawal symptoms can be minimized by a slow, gentle taper, and our nonprofit has found that using a proven holistic approach to promote sleep and help calm the nervous system provides a more comfortable taper. This is how to come off Zopiclone safely. Natural sleep is possible! We want you recovering as you slowly withdraw from Zopiclone.*

Brenda - How to come off Zopiclone safely

My family and I will always be grateful to you and your wonderful staff as long as I live. I will never forget all your true, heart-felt kindness, patience, and caring spirit. Brenda (Canada) Zopiclone Taper Success

By Brenda (Canada) Zopiclone Taper Success

I am Zopiclone FREE and sleeping great. I know, without a doubt, that had I not found Point of Return, I would still be struggling and desperate. Thank you! You gave me my life back and I will be forever grateful to you.” —Rita (Zopiclone Withdrawal Success Story)


Our Zopiclone At-Home Withdrawal Tapering Program combines a slow Zopiclone taper with a powerful holistic approach to minimizing withdrawal symptoms.  This allows you to step down gently from Zopiclone under the close guidance of Our Team, Your Physician, and Pharmacist.  Our Pre-taper is necessary to help provide relief. You do not taper Zopiclone until you are feeling better.  Our nonprofit has been helping people all over the world to escape Zopiclone and sleeping pill dependence for over 17 years.  You are not alone through the process.*

Our areas of expertise are Antidepressants, Benzodiazepines, Sleeping Pills and Painkillers on a case-by-case basis.  Our innovative approach to sleeping pill tapering encompasses a holistic method to empower you on your path to recovery. Don't Wean Zopiclone alone, work with us.*

How to Come Off Zopiclone safely with Point of Return


  • abdominal pains
  • anxiety
  • aching
  • blurred vision
  • agoraphobia
  • blurred vision
  • body vibrations
  • crying spells
  • changes in perception
  • diarrhea
  • distended abdomen 
  • feeling of unreality
  • flu-like symptoms 
  • flatulence
  •  food cravings 
  • hair loss
  • heavy limbs
  • heart palpitations
  • increased allergies
  •  increased sense of smell
  •  insomnia
  • lethargy 
  • loss of balance
  •   metallic taste 
  • muscle spasms
  •   nightmares
  •  panic attacks
  •   paranoia  
  • persistent & unpleasant memories
  • severe headaches
  • shaking  short term memory loss 
  • sore mouth and tongue  
  • sound & light sensitivity 
  • speech difficulties 
  • sweating 
  • suicidal thoughts 
  • tinnitus 
  • unusually sensitive 
  • fear  [4] [5]

I am now drug free! I sleep better than ever, and I am back as good as new, with a few extra miles.

  by Alex (USA) Sleeping Pill Taper Success


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The half-life of Zopiclone, or the time to clear the body, is fairly short at 4-6 hours.  Zopiclone withdrawal symptoms can occur rapidly, after reducing or missing one dose.  Most will feel the Zopiclone withdrawals within a few hours but those that metabolize the drug more slowly may not recognize the withdrawals for several days.  Rebound insomnia, confusion, anxiety, tremors and mood swings are early withdrawal symptoms.  The symptoms can intensify over days or weeks.  Zopiclone can cause both a psychological and physical dependency.1 *

Joel’s Zopiclone Withdrawal Timeline Success

I simply cannot recommend Point of Return highly enough for people whose bodies have become dependent on medication(s). They know, they understand and they are there to help you.

Joel (USA) Sleeping Withdrawal Success Story

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Carolyn - How to Come Off Zopiclone safely

  If you are suffering terribly and can't see the way out, I am here now to tell you please do NOT loose heart - there IS hope.  You WILL make it. More...

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Bianca - Zopiclone withdrawal timeline success

I tapered successfully off of Zolpidem and today I am entirely drug-free and I fall asleep every night!. More...

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How to Come Off Zopiclone safely - Alex’s withdrawal success story

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by Alex (Sleeping Pill Taper Success)



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    Zopiclone is a nonbenzodiazepine hypnotic agent used in the treatment of insomnia and is recommended for short-term use only (7 consecutive days). Z drugs were initially thought to be less addictive but time has shown a high risk of dependence and withdrawal symptoms. Initially Zopiclone was marketed as a safer alternative to benzodiazepines but a meta analysis (quantitative statistical analysis) found there are few clear and consistent differences between Zopiclone and benzodiazepines in terms of sleep onset, sleep duration, number of awakenings, quality of sleep, adverse events, tolerance, rebound insomnia and daytime alertness. More common reactions to Zopiclone show a reduction in total time spent in REM sleep.

    Zopiclone has shown it may have a greater addictive potential than Benzodiazepines and has been described as a "benzodiazepine in disguise". Tolerance to the effects of Zopiclone can develop after a few weeks and abrupt withdrawal (particularly after prolonged use) can cause seizures and delirium. Due to the high dependence risk and effect on the GABA receptor, a gradual taper is recommended.

    Zopiclone can cause horrible withdrawal symptoms that include a worsening of sleep and anxiety. It is critical to stop this drug properly and that is why our nonprofit was formed nearly 12 years ago. We know the importance of a slow-taper to allow the GABA receptors time to readjust at each reduction, but more importantly is getting the GABA receptors back to a healthy state so true sleep returns. Our program addresses each component of Zopiclone withdrawal - correct taper rates; all-natural items to ease symptoms; removing any interaction items through vitamins, over-the-counter, herbs, etc that actually increase symptoms and augmenting true healing.

    It was introduced on the world market in 1988 but is not available in the United States, although its active molecular formula, Eszopiclone, is sold under the name Lunesta. Zopiclone is a controlled substance in the United States, Japan, Brazil, and some European countries. Sepracor Pharmaceutical separated the active compound of Zopiclone and patented it as Lunesta.

    Zopiclone has shown it may have a greater addictive potential than Benzodiazepines and has been described as a "benzodiazepine in disguise". Tolerance to the effects of Zopiclone can develop after a few weeks and abrupt withdrawal (particularly after prolonged use) can cause seizures and delirium.

    Zopiclone was first developed by Sepracor and introduced in 1986 by Rhone-Poulenc S.A., now part of Sanofi-Aventis who is the main manufacturer. On April 4, 2005 the United States Drug Enforcement Agency listed Zopiclone under Schedule IV, due to the evidence that the drug has addictive properties similar to benzodiazepines.

    Zopiclone is not recommended during pregnancy as it is secreted in human milk and its concentrations may reach 50% of the plasma levels. Zopiclone is not recommended to nursing mothers.*

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    —Jessica (USA)




    abdominal pains, aching, agoraphobia, anxiety, blurred vision, body vibrations, changes in perception, diarrhea, distended abdomen, feeling of unreality, flu-like symptoms, flatulence, food cravings, hair loss, heart palpitations, heavy limbs, increased allergies, increased sense of smell, insomnia, lethargy, loss of balance, metallic taste, muscle spasms, nightmares, panic attacks, paranoia, persistent & unpleasant memories, severe headaches, shaking, short term memory loss, sore mouth and tongue, sound & light sensitivity, speech difficulties, sweating, suicidal thoughts, tinnitus, unusually sensitive, fear


    abdominal & muscle cramps, vomiting, sweating, shakiness, & rarely, seizures may occur & finally rebound insomnia


    drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, difficulty with coordination, memory loss or amnesia, tolerance, dependence, changes in behavior and thinking; such as more outgoing or aggressive behavior than normal, confusion, strange behavior, agitation, hallucinations, worsening of depression, suicidal thoughts


    Severe: bronchospasm, oliguria, erythema multiforme, peptic ulce, suicidal ideation, angioedem, anaphylactoid reactions

    Moderate: depression, confusion, hallucinations, memory impairment, myasthenia, oral ulceration, urinary incontinence, ataxia, vaginitis, melena, hypertonia, conjunctivitis, dysuria, cholelithiasis, hematuria, hypertension, lymphadenopathy, nystagmus, stomatitis, heat intolerance, anemia, hostility, cystitis, contact dermatitis, hypercholesterolemia, vaginal bleeding, peripheral neuropathy, euphoria, gastritis, hyperlipidemia, hypokalemia, myopathy, hepatomegaly, neuritis, photophobia, colitis, hepatitis, hyperesthesia, iritis, dehydration, phlebitis, hyperacusis, gout, dysphagia, furunculosis, migraine, chest pain (unspecified), peripheral edema, impaired cognition, dyspnea, complex sleep-related behaviors

    Mild: dysgeusia, headache, drowsiness, infection, dizziness, xerostomia, dyspepsia, restlessness, nausea, diarrhea, rash, anxiety, abnormal dreams, vomiting, gynecomastia, dysmenorrhea, libido decrease, increased urinary frequency, fever, laryngitis, insomnia, xerophthalmia, hiccups, amenorrhea, tinnitus, xerosis, epistaxis, vertigo, anorexia, otalgia, skin discoloration, diaphoresis, malaise, weight loss, urticaria, halitosis, acne vulgaris, emotional lability, breast enlargement , muscle cramps, appetite stimulation, alopecia, photosensitivity, weight gain, paresthesias, polydipsia, agitation, menorrhagia, hirsutism, mydriasis, ptosis, tremor, maculopapular rash, dysosmia, somnambulism


    Behavioral changes, CNS depression, coadministration with other CNS depressants, complex sleep-related behaviors, driving or operating machinery, drug-induced complex sleep-related behaviors, ethanol ingestion

    Sedative-hypnotics can cause complex sleep-related behaviors such as phone calls, sexual activity, preparing and eating food, or sleep driving while not fully awake and in some cases having no memory of the event. These behaviors appear to be more frequent with nonbenzodiazepine benzodiazepine-receptor agonists (NBRAs), such as eszopiclone, than other sedative-hypnotics. Although rare, serious injuries or death have occurred; therefore, eszopiclone and other NBRAs are contraindicated in patients with a history of drug-induced complex sleep-related behaviors. Patients should be informed of the risks before receiving any medication from this class, including instructions to discontinue the medication if they experience a sleep-related episode and to contact their healthcare provider immediately. Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of NBRAs to the FDA MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program.[64083] Because eszopiclone has a rapid onset of action and causes CNS depression, it should only be administered before retiring. Patients should be instructed to avoid driving or operating machinery or performing other tasks requiring mental alertness after taking eszopiclone. Because eszopiclone can cause drowsiness and a decreased level of consciousness, there is a higher risk of falls, particularly in the elderly, with the potential for subsequent severe injuries. A variety of abnormal thinking and behavioral changes have been reported to occur in association with the use of sedative/hypnotics. Some of these changes may be characterized by decreased inhibition (e.g., aggressiveness and extroversion that seem out of character), similar to effects produced by alcohol and other CNS depressants. Other reported behavioral changes have included bizarre behavior, agitation, hallucinations, and depersonalization. Amnesia and other neuropsychiatric symptoms may occur unpredictably. Any emergence of changes in thinking or behavior should be evaluated. Although such behaviors may occur with the use of the drug alone at therapeutic doses, the use of higher doses, or the use of the drug with alcohol or the coadministration with other CNS depressants appears to increase the risks. Advise patients to avoid ethanol ingestion. Eszopiclone can cause next-day psychomotor and memory impairment, with patients often unaware that they are impaired. Results from one study indicate that peak impairment after a 3 mg dose occurs 7.5 hours later, with clinically relevant effects still present at 11.5 hours after the dose. Lower initial dosages of eszopiclone should be considered in patients taking other CNS depressant therapies.*

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    *The program outlined in Point of Return is not meant to substitute your doctor, instead it is to be utilized With Your physician to help you with your drug withdrawal process and with his or her consent and support throughout.

    *This program is not meant to cure or prevent any disease or illness.

    *Because prescription medications can cause severe withdrawal reactions, do not stop taking any medication without first consulting your physician. The decision to taper any medication should be discussed with your doctor and done with their consent and support throughout the process. More..